The independent real estate brokers are brokers who have a license issued by the OACIQ
and who act independently, outside of the franchisors structures. According to information of major real estate agencies, the franchisor is a company who gives at other agencies, the right to use and exploit its brand and its system, according to the terms and conditions of a contract. Real estate broker who work for this agencies have the same rights and the same limitations. Among the most popular, can be mentioned Remax, Sutton ou Royal Lepage.
In a other way, independent agencies are real estate and mortgage agencies which act independently, outside of the control of the franchise and only refere to recognized real estate institutions like OACIQ
. We can recognize some "mega real estate agents" among independant agencies like Proprio Direct or Pro Real Estate & Mortgage
. Besides the independent agencies you can fin many experienced brokers who work for themselves.
Beside, 41% of all real estate broker in Quebec province are independent realtor. They are the largest group of professionals real estate in the province. You can find them in all regions, working in over than 800 agencies and they cover all specialties of real estate and mortgage brokerage, from residential to commercial, through the agricultural, industrial, leasing, land and fields, etc.
For research, a purchase or mortgage uncomplicated and secure, consumers have all benefits to hire an independent real estate broker RCIIQ
member. He's supported, well equipped and is working with many other professionals working in sectors related activities to succeed the more important transaction of a life.